BC-WI--Wisconsin News Digest 1:30 pm, WI
BC-WI--Wisconsin News Digest 1:30 pm, WI
Aug. 26, 2018
Here's a look at AP's general news coverage in Wisconsin. Questions about coverage plans go to News Editor Doug Glass at 612-332-2727 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Ivan Moreno is on the desk.
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AROUND THE STATE:
MILWAUKEE — Foxconn Technology Group will cast a wide net to find the 13,000 workers it eventually expects to hire at its new North American manufacturing plant, partnering with universities and technical schools and even tapping into transitioning members of the military. By Gretchen Ehlke. SENT: 1080 words, photos.
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee's city attorney says police officers did nothing wrong when they used a stun gun on Bucks' player Sterling Brown during his arrest over a parking violation in January. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.
MADISON, Wis. — A new federal crop insurance program may help Wisconsin dairy farmers protect against low milk prices. The American Farm Bureau Federation and its insurance company recently announced the Dairy Revenue Protection program, Wisconsin Public Radio reported. SENT: 340 words.
MADISON, Wis. — A recent report shows that Wisconsin's tight housing market continues to show signs of improvement with housing inventory growing for the second consecutive month. The Wisconsin Realtors Association recently released a report that found home inventory rose 3.4 percent last month compared to the same time last year, the Wisconsin Public Radio reported. SENT: 240 words.
EXCHANGE-DELIVERING BABIES WORLDWIDE
LA CROSSE, Wis. — Liza Ramlow has been delivering babies for about five decades as a professional midwife, but the birth of baby Mercy was like no other. Delivered on the MV Aquarius in the Mediterranean Sea, the healthy baby girl was something of a miracle, her mother, Taiwo, having come aboard just 36 hours before giving birth, fleeing brutal violence in Libya. Ramlow, administering care on the Aquarius on assignment with Doctors Without Borders, was at Taiwo's side for the duration of the labor. By Emily Pyrek, La Crosse Tribune. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1476 words.
EXCHANGE-COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE
MILWAUKEE — Tim Huth loads up his truck with vegetables, meat and other food twice a week and drives it to two distribution sites in the Milwaukee area. There, members of his organic community-supported agriculture farm in the town of Sugar Creek visit the truck to grab groceries. His choice program isn't a free food pantry. Customers have to buy a membership plan at the beginning of the season. His program is designed to maximize flexibility at a time when this model of agriculture is struggling to retain customers. By Jim Dayton, The Janesville Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1255 words, photos.
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INN-MUSTANG TRACK CLUB
MILWAUKEE — Earlier this month, the Milwaukee Mustang Track Club went down to Iowa to compete in the AAU Junior Olympics Track and Field Championships. The team won 13 medals, the most medals brought home by the Mustangs since the club's inception in 2002. By Ana Martinez-Ortiz of Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.
IN BRIEF: ATTORNY GENERAL
MILWAUKEE — Newly-acquired ace Chris Archer (4-6) takes the mound when the Pittsburgh Pirates wrap up a three-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers and Chase Anderson (8-7). Upcoming: 650 words, photos. Game started at 1:10 p.m. CT.
MADISON, Wis. — It's a game week finally for the fourth-ranked Wisconsin Badgers, who can focus on getting ready for an opponent a week following the suspension of two receivers. By Genaro C. Armas. Upcoming: 600 words, photos by 4 p.m. CT.
IN BRIEF: PACKERS-COLTS TRADE
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